Guidance and Information

An Update On CBD, the Novel Food Scam and the Fatcats Who Plan to Take Over the Market.

The CBD Market Has Been Built By Small British Businesses. It is About To Be Stolen By Government-Backed Big Business. Over about the last five years, small British businesses have built the CBD market from zero to hundreds of millions in annual sales. It’s been driven by rapidly changing attitudes towards cannabis and a realisation … Continue reading An Update On CBD, the Novel Food Scam and the Fatcats Who Plan to Take Over the Market.

Novel Foods – Dishonesty, Backstabbing, Scaremongering, Confusion – The Debacle Continues

The rumour mill is swirling again.  It started with gossip at the recent Europe CBD Expo and Mike Harlington’s latest effort to intimidate businesses into joining or renewing with the CTA.  Also, the Centre of Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has made a clumsy attempt at manipulating the market with ‘research’ that shows its products are OK … Continue reading Novel Foods – Dishonesty, Backstabbing, Scaremongering, Confusion – The Debacle Continues

The CBD Market Can Help Drive Cannabis Law Reform But Selling So-Called ‘CBD Flowers’ Could Take Us Backwards

Compliant businesses operating responsibly within the legal cannabis sector will help to drive reform. Blurring the lines between legal and illegal products will delay progress.   It seems that the crackdown on the open sale of cannabis flowers online and in high street stores is here. Both in the UK and Ireland, several shops have … Continue reading The CBD Market Can Help Drive Cannabis Law Reform But Selling So-Called ‘CBD Flowers’ Could Take Us Backwards

The EU’s Attempt To Deem Cannabis Extracts As Novel Foods Will Fail.

Status of Hemp Extracts in Europe – European Industrial Hemp Association The European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) has published an excellent eight page document which refutes the recent move by EU food safety agencies to deem cannabis extracts as ‘novel foods’. Download the document here. The document explains the entire situation and demonstrates very clearly … Continue reading The EU’s Attempt To Deem Cannabis Extracts As Novel Foods Will Fail.

Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter

Mike Harlington, chair of the Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, has made a series of demands through solicitors that are absurd and completely unenforceable. He seems to think he has some sort of authority to determine which businesses may join CannaPro. We also have multiple reports of him theatening businesses that if they join CannaPro … Continue reading Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd Threatens CannaPro In Solicitor’s Letter

CannaPro Seizes the Initiative in the CBD and Novel Foods Debacle

  Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro), the trade association for the UK’s cannabis, CBD and hemp businesses, has instructed solicitors to take decisive action in the ongoing row between the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and the UK’s fastest-growing food supplement market for cannabidiol (CBD) products. TLT Solicitors, acting on behalf of CannaPro, has sent a formal letter … Continue reading CannaPro Seizes the Initiative in the CBD and Novel Foods Debacle

Statement Concerning the Actions of Mike Harlington, Chair of the Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd

Cannabis Professionals (CannaPro) has received a letter from solicitors acting on behalf of Mike Harlington’s Hemp Trades Assocation UK Ltd, making a series of ridiculous and unsustainable threats.  We have also received a further email from his solicitors demanding that we remove 21 names from our list of Certified Businesses.  We will not be doing … Continue reading Statement Concerning the Actions of Mike Harlington, Chair of the Hemp Trades Association UK Ltd